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My 7 months baby has a constant runny nose and sleeps badly. Has a constant runny nose and sleeps badly

Hi, My now nearly 7 month old son has been suffering with repeated otitis media and tonsillitis for over 4 months. He has had many GP visits and many antibiotics with little effect most of the time, fever is also common when he is unwell also. He has a constant runny nose and sleeps badly. Can you tell me what you think this may be?? Many thanks
Asked On : Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Are you sure your child is 7 months old? Or is it 7 years? It is indeed rare to get tonsillitis at such an early age (i.e. at 7months). Please, confirm the age again to continue the discussion.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Thu, 27 Jan 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi,

Has any Blood investigation been done for the child? To rule out other medical causes of ulcer tonsils. It can be of a viral pathology, going by your description. Only symptomatic treatment is enough as the viral cause is self limiting. Please, give nutritious food to boost up the immunity of the child.

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Dr. Naveen Kumar

Answered: Mon, 31 Jan 2011
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He had FBC done when we were at the hosp but they could not obtain enough blood to culture any other investigations, this was normal. He sleeps badly and I have noticed so much mucus from his nose. He also makes noises when he sleeps like his nansal passages are small. He is a breastfed baby who tolerates solids well, I would say his nutrition levels are excellent at the moment but I will do as you have suggested. Thanks.
Answered: Tue, 1 Feb 2011
ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response
Hi,

You can use saline nasal drops 1-2 drops 3-4times/day. This will clear of the mucus secretions and the child can breathe comfortably.

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Dr. Naveen kumar
Answered: Tue, 1 Feb 2011
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